Bella Duchene is a 6 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is the heart dog of her owner Allison. Bella stopped eating and drinking, began vomiting and became very lethargic, so Allison took her to her veterinarian. Blood work revealed serious anemia as well as a high white blood cell count. Since it was the weekend, Bella was taken to a 24 hour veterinary hospital and Bandit’s BandAid provided the down payment (half of the low estimate) so that she could be admitted
Additional blood work and an ultrasound were done. The examining vet believed that Bella may have had fluid in her belly (which upon further examination has now been ruled out). She was put on IV fluids and antibiotics while awaiting the results of tests that were sent to an outside lab for analysis. Bella’s condition has not yet improved and she is therefore in need of additional diagnostics. She will need to remain hospitalized until her condition improves or a treatable diagnosis is found.
Allison came to Bandit’s BandAid for assistance because she was already dealing with her own costly healthcare and could not afford the estimates that she was given for Bella. Thankfully some of her friends have already helped with Bella’s initial veterinary costs, but the additional testing and hospitalization is anticipated to rise considerably they search for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
All donations to this fundraiser will go directly to Bella’s veterinary expenses. We will provide updates as results from her testing come in. Thank you for your support!
Michigan State Veterinary Medical Center